The many small rural townships and communities surrounding Benalla provide interesting, comfortable and supportive living environments for retirees.
The district surrounding Benalla contains many smaller townships - communities which have their own active community life - with fairs and festivals, farmers' markets, sporting teams, land care groups, silo art and more.
Baddaginnie, Tatong, Swanpool, Molyullah, Lurg, Lima, Goorambat, Goomalibee, Winton/Winton Wetlands, Devenish, Violet Town are some examples.
Activities involving U3A members in these communities - such as the Swanpool Community Cinema, the Molyullah Easter Fair, regional art exhibitions such as the Swanpool SCRAP Art Exhibition and the Benalla Festival Art Show in Tatong - contribute to enriching the social and cultural life in Benalla and district as a whole.
Benalla U3A members also have access to many other regional activities such as the Glenrowan/Taminick and King Valley wineries, the Wangaratta Jazz Festival and the famous Violet Town Market.
Links...If you would like to find out more about the Benalla District, the following links may help:
Glenrowan/Taminick Wine Region
King Valley Wine Region
Swanpool District Community Development Association
Tatong Heritage Group
Violet Town Action Group
Violet Town Market
Wangaratta Jazz Festival